The Editor’s Room - June 2009

Voodoo's big days

 This Tuesday, June 23, is St. John's Eve, which is a high holy day in the world of Voodoo - a celebration of the summer solstice. By tradition Voodoo dancers have gathered along Bayou St. John (which by happy coincidence…

The Mayor

3 Things That I Wish the Mayor was Doing Last Week Instead of Being Quarantined in China and Speaking About Global Warming in Australia

What to do about the flag?

Flag Day is this week. That was always a very special occasion for my late father, who was decorated in World War II, and who very much loved that flag. To his generation, the flag was quite lovable. In World…

D-DAY, 2000

 I found myself feeling more emotional than I expected when I walked alongside the staging area for the D-Day parade, especially when I saw a military truck carrying veterans from the 101st Airborne. The date was June 6, 2000, opening…